Client 7-Self Negotiated
List of content on this Post
- Mind Map
- Mood Board/Pinterest Board
- Contact sheet
- Edited images
- Correspondence between client and I
- Risk assessment
- Feedback Form
- Final Image
Client Brief 7 Mind Map
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Client brief 1 Mood Board/Pinterest board
Client 7 Tasha Smith Shoot
Date and time of shoot
26th of April 10:30 – 12:00
Location – small product studio in commercial base room (Plymouth College Of Art)
Photographer – Megan Tyler
Assistant – Laura Stobart
The brief for this shoot from Tasha was that she wanted simple images of her work that show off her products and her products alone. She also wants us to try a variety of different angles for each product so that she can decide which product looks best with which angle. On the day she will give us between 10 to 20 products that will need photographing.
- 10:20 – Megan and I Meet
- 10:30 – Get all equipment for the shoot
- 10:45 – Setup Lighting
- 10:55 – Start shooting products
- 11:30 – Look through images to make sure all the images look ok and meet the brief
- 11:50 – Take down all equipment
- 12:00 – Wrap up of shoot
- Camera 5D Mark 3
- Lens 24 – 105mm
- Sky port
- Small Product table
- Qudra kit
- Qudra kits attachment
- 2 soft boxes
- 2 lightning stands
- Shinny object ts
- Sketch books
- Plastic works
- Fabric samples
Though for this shoot Megan will be in charge on how the lighting will be, I know she wants my help putting up the lighting and the best way to light each of the products. So, if she asks for my opinion on the day I will suggest a lighting setup like this. Which will hopefully show off the products in the best light.
- Make sure to act professional throughout the shoot
- Help with anything the photographer wants
- Help move products and position products when and if Megan asks
- Give my opinion if Megan wants it
- Make sure the lighting is working with the products
- Make sure the next product is ready to shoot
- Make sure Megan is shooting portrait and landscape
Client 7 Contact Sheets from shoot
Here are my original contact sheets from the shoot, you will find the annotated contact sheets in my folder.
original contact sheets
Narrowed down contact sheets that where sent to the client
Here are the edited images that I sent to the client on their request.
Correspondence Between client, Megan and I
Due to me assisting on this project I was not organising or messaging the client directly. However Megan was keeping me in the loop and asking my advise on various stuff about the shoot, throughout the organisation progress. I also went with Megan to meet up with the client to make sure we where all on the same page for the shoot.
Here is the invoice for my 7th client. For this client Megan and I where payed for our services so in my invoice I put the price I charged. For this brief instead of charging the client I charged Megan as I was assisting her through this brief.
Before going on the shoot I filled out a risk assessment form so that I would be aware of risks that could come up during the shoot.
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Behind the scenes images
Here are three images showing behind the scenes on this showing off how we lit and styled the products. It also shows some of the products that where photographed on the day
At the end of my brief I asked for Megan to fill out a feedback form so that I can learn from this experience and gain knowledge on how next time I can make the shoot better.
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Client 7: Tasha’s Advertising Shoot Evaluation
On the 7th brief I worked on, I assisted Megan on an advertising shoot. For this brief a textile student asked Megan and I to take images of her work from her 1st and 2nd year. She had a variety of different products she wanted us to shoot such as Fabric samples and jewellery boxes, during this shoot she wanted about 10 different products shot. I was looking forward to assisting Megan and working on this brief as I had previously done my own advertising shoot with an earlier client and I thought it would be interesting to work on another advertising shoot to put my learning from the previous one into practice and to see how Megan might style and photograph these images. By doing this I might learn a new way of shooting products.
Once Megan asked me if I wanted to help and I had confirmed my availability, she told me what she had learnt about the shoot so far and what Tasha had told her so far about what she wanted. We then met up with Tasha to have a meeting with all three of us so that we were on the same page on what she was expecting her products to looking like on this shoot and the types of products she wanted shooting after this meeting we had more of an idea of the style and types of images we would be taking. I also think that by meeting this client in person it was more professional and helped create a personal connection that communicating just by email does not. After we had finished the meeting the shoot was planned for the next day, so in the morning Megan and I met up and went to fetch the box of products Tasha left us and took them to the small product studio in the commercial base room, where this shoot would be taking place. Sadly, Tasha would not be able to join us on the shoot as she had lessons at the same time, however she had involvement in the meeting planning stage and in giving her thoughts on the mood boards we had created and was happy with the concept and what we had planned to do, therefore, she was happy and confident for us to style and do the shoot without her input. When we first arrived in the studio we setup all the lighting and made sure it was perfectly lit for the products Tasha had provided for us. We then looked through all of the products and decided the order in which we were going to shoot the products and how we might style each one. During the shoot we took it in turns to take images of each product whilst the other styled it. However, because Megan was the main photographer I did spend more time styling the products than I did taking photographs of them. Once all the images had been taken and we had a quick look through all the images to make sure we were both happy and confident that images would fulfill the brief we then packed up all the lighting and took the box of products back to Tasha. The next day I then made contact sheets of all of the images we had produced and both of us went through the images together to narrow down the images we would then send to Tasha so that she could pick the images she wanted Megan to edit. Once Tasha had picked the images I did not edit any of the images as it was Megan’s brief, but she did ask my opinion on the images and how the editing looked.
Looking back at the brief I really enjoyed the experience I discovered a great deal about how difficult lighting certain products can be and that it can be a time-consuming process. I also discovered that if you keep experimenting with different techniques you will eventually get the prefect image you had in mind. I think that I acted very professionally throughout the whole experience and that I assisted Megan throughout the shoot well as I helped talk to the client and explain the types of images we could take for her. I think that Megan was impressed with my help throughout the experience and would be happy and confident for me to assist her again as we worked very well together and communicated well to style and create some intriguing images.
Looking through all the image from the shoot that Tasha liked I think my favourite image had to be the once below as I personally think the images is very well lit and I love how you have the reflection of the product in the glass. I think this image works well and shows off the product in its best light
At the end of this brief though fashion photography is my main passion the more I experiment with advertising and product photography the more it grows on me and I think the better quality of images I take due to the more experiences I have within this subject. For my next client though I look forward to trying something new and that I have never done before so that I can broaden my knowledge of the photography industry further.
Here is the final Image from the shoot that is upload to the folder on the classroom as one of my final images that was a client provided by PCA. You will also find this image printed and in my folder I hand in.